Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Compliance
Overview:With the rise of enforcement throughout the globe, identification of incidents of bribery is more likely to be uncovered overseas and then traced back to the often unsuspecting U.S. company. The U.S. was a major driver in developing international cooperation and enforcement in this area. The Department of Justice is involved throughout the globe in both helping countries to adapt to the new laws and concepts and with enforcement activities. China is just the beginning.
The Knowledge Congress has assembled a panel of experts to help make this new regulation clear to companies.
Who Should Attend:
General Counsel, International Counsel, Trade Counsel, Compliance Officers, Ethics
Officers, Forensic Auditors, Vice Presidents and Directors, International Contract
Managers, Outside Counsel.
At the Fraud Section, Ms. Leonovicz handles a variety of corruption and accounting fraud cases with a primary focus on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). Previously, she was a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Maryland, where she worked on general criminal matters. Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Ms. Leonovicz practiced in the compliance and enforcement group of a large New York law firm in both its Washington, D.C. and Paris offices, where she represented corporate clients in the pharmaceutical, energy, communications, media, and other industries in connection with international business practices, including compliance with the FCPA.
Ms. Leonovicz received her juris doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she was elected Order of the Coif. She received her B.S. from Boston College, summa cum laude.
At the Fraud Section, Ms. Leonovicz handles a variety of corruption and accounting fraud cases with a primary focus on …
Chris Conte began his legal career in 1988 as a litigation associate in the Washington D.C. law firm of Steptoe & Johnson. In 1992, Mr. Conte joined the staff of the Division of Enforcement of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Since joining the Commission, Mr. Conte has held staff and supervisory positions and, currently, is an Associate Director, a position he has held since October 2006. Mr. Conte has investigated a wide variety of matters including FCPA cases, financial fraud cases, abuses in connection with Initial Public Offerings, fraud in the offer, sale, and promotion of the securities of microcap issuers, insider trading, e-mail retention and production failures, proxy solicitation violations, false statements in press releases, stock manipulations, sales practice abuses, auditor independence, and audit failures. Mr. Conte also has supervised a number of the Commission’s cases alleging abusive stock option backdating.
Chris Conte began his legal career in 1988 as a litigation associate in the Washington D.C. law firm of Steptoe …
George Terwilliger is a senior partner in the Washington, D.C. office of White & Case LLP, an international law firm. Mr. Terwilliger combines an illustrious career in public service with a private practice record of outstanding client results.
In private practice, Mr. Terwilliger’s clients have included some of the world’s largest companies and most prominent individuals. Most recently, representing an international financial institution and a European defeasance entity, he led civil and criminal litigation teams to successful resolution of multi-billion dollar bank fraud allegations. He has represented energy, telecommunication and industrial companies in government investigations and in civil and criminal litigation. Mr. Terwilliger has conducted and supervised corporate internal investigations and legal compliance reviews across the globe. He has also represented prominent academic medical centers and other entities in connection with government healthcare fraud investigations.
Mr. Terwilliger served as a US presidential appointee in two administrations, including as the Deputy Attorney General, the number two official of the DOJ. He served briefly as Acting Attorney General of the United States, capping a 15-year public service career that began when he served as an appellate law clerk at DOJ while a law student. He has ten years as a front-line federal prosecutor conducting investigations, trials and appellate proceedings. Highlights of this service include his leadership in major cases, such as BCCI, an international banking scandal, where he led the negotiation of a criminal and civil settlement involving over 20 parties in the United States and abroad, in domestic crisis, including managing the federal response to massive civil unrest in Los Angeles and the rescue of federal officers taken hostage in a prison takeover as well as lead prosecutor in significant white collar crime and terrorism cases.
Mr. Terwilliger has also served as counsel to a US Senate investigation, outside general counsel to federal commissions, as well as confidant and counselor to elected and appointed officials. Mr. Terwilliger was a leader of President George W. Bush’s legal team during the Florida election recount and has been a formal and informal advisor to appointed and elected public officials. Mr. Terwilliger is supported by a superb practice group and the extensive experience of lawyers in one of the world’s largest firms with an unparalleled international presence.
B.A., Seton Hall University, 1973 J.D., Antioch School of Law, 1978
Awards and Rankings
The Best Lawyers in America, White Collar National Law Journal, 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America
George Terwilliger is a senior partner in the Washington, D.C. office of White & Case LLP, an international law firm. …
Kenneth B. Winer is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the firm's Securities Litigation, Enforcement & Regulation, Transactional & Securities and White Collar Defense & Corporate Compliance Practices. Mr. Winer represents clients in investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), self-regulatory organizations, the Department of Justice and other government agencies, and in securities litigation and internal investigations. In addition, Mr. Winer advises clients regarding compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act and conducts internal investigations.
From 1983 until 1988, Mr. Winer was a staff attorney, senior counsel and branch chief with the SEC's Division of Enforcement. Since leaving the SEC, Mr. Winer has represented individuals and entities in investigations relating to the following: financial fraud, including investigations relating to accounting issues and other disclosure issues; broker-dealers, including investigations of sales practices, quality of supervision, market-making, underwriting, and net capital; the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; insider trading; market manipulation; and municipal bonds.
Mr. Winer speaks regularly on topics relating to securities enforcement, internal investigations and corporate governance at seminars and conferences sponsored by such organizations as the American Bar Association, the Association of Corporate Counsel, the D.C. Bar, Glasser LegalWorks, Financial Executives International, and CFO Executive Programs.
Mr. Winer is former chair of the D.C. Bar Committee on Corporate Governance and Accounting and former chair of the D.C. Bar Committee on Broker-Dealer Regulation and SEC Enforcement.
Mr. Winer graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School (B.S., finance, summa cum laude) and Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1981).
Kenneth B. Winer is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP and a member of the firm's Securities Litigation, Enforcement …
Raja is currently the Global Head of the Anti-Corruption Group in the Legal and Compliance Division at Morgan Stanley. In this position, Raja created a group and implemented policies and procedures to provide guidance to the Firm on compliance with the FCPA and related anti-corruption laws and regulations around the world.
Prior to this position, Raja worked in the Litigation Department, primarily on regulatory and law enforcement matters globally and across the Firm’s business lines. In the Litigation Department, Raja was also involved in formulating policies, procedures and training, as well as advising on various legal and regulatory issues, including the FCPA, internal investigations, and insider trading.
Raja joined Morgan Stanley in January 2005 as a member of the Firm’s Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Group. During his time in the AML Group, Raja was directly involved in the Firm’s suspicious activity reporting and global OFAC compliance efforts. He supervised FinCen reporting and was the Group’s primary liaison with law enforcement authorities.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Raja was a prosecutor for ten years, most recently at the United States Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section, in Washington, DC. Raja also served as an Assistant District Attorney at the New York County District Attorney's Office. During the course of his career, Raja has prosecuted a wide variety of cases ranging from violent offenses to sophisticated white-collar crimes. Raja has also worked extensively with the SEC, the NASD, and other regulatory and law enforcement agencies, both in the U.S. and overseas.
Raja is currently the Global Head of the Anti-Corruption Group in the Legal and Compliance Division at Morgan Stanley. In …
Gary DiBianco, a partner in the firm's Washington, D.C. Litigation and Government Enforcement Group, specializes in white collar defense and securities and consumer fraud class action cases. He represents a broad array of clients in civil and criminal government investigations and complex civil litigation in matters involving federal and state securities laws, the accounting and anti-bribery provisions of the federal Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, consumer protection statues, and federal and state false claims acts. Mr. DiBianco's clients include U.S. and foreign companies, financial institutions, accounting firms and individuals. He has advised and represented audit committees, boards and special litigation committees in connection with government investigations and shareholder litigation. Many of his matters involve simultaneous federal and state investigations and civil proceedings.
Prior to joining Skadden, Arps, Mr. DiBianco was a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and was detailed as a special assistant U.S. attorney to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable Reena Raggi, now on the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, when she was a United States District Judge.
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1996 (magna cum laude)
B.A., Yale University, 1990 (magna cum laude)
Gary DiBianco, a partner in the firm's Washington, D.C. Litigation and Government Enforcement Group, specializes in white collar defense and …
Jeff is the Texas Practice Leader and National Fraud and Forensic Service Line Leader for the Forensic, Litigation and Valuation Services (FLVS) Group of UHY Advisors, Inc. Jeffrey also leads the firm’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) team within the Fraud and Forensic Service Line and the FCPA Special Interest Group within UHY International. He is also a licensed CPA and Partner with UHY LLP, a licensed CPA firm. Jeff has practiced accounting as a CFO and in private practice for over 25 years, received his M.B.A. from Rice University in 1999, finished in the top 5% of his class and received the Jones Scholar Award. He joined UHY Advisors in 2001.
Jeff manages and directs domestic and international forensic fraud and FCPA investigations for public and private companies in various business sectors. He has lead complex investigations into the activities of Enron, Dynegy, TYCO and other Fortune 500 companies and their executives across the globe. His investigations have required the coordination of many professionals in multiple service lines involved in varying aspects of the project simultaneously and across continents. Jeff recently led an internal FCPA investigation of a global energy-related software company throughout Asia/Pacific, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. Partially as a result of UHY’s work and the organized cooperation with US authorities, the company settled for less than 5% of its potential exposure..
Jeff is the Texas Practice Leader and National Fraud and Forensic Service Line Leader for the Forensic, Litigation and Valuation …
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